Scarface, METRO and Homemade Lean Sno Cones: A Trip through Time with Beanie Sigel and Philly Freeway

Throughout the history of Hip-Hop, few emcees have reached the critical success of South Philadelphia's own Beanie Sigel and Philly Freeway. Ascending during a Post-Biggie era in Rap, both Beanz and Freeza have been able to carve a space for themselves alongside names such as Jay Z, DMX, Nas and Houston's own Scarface. While in … Continue reading Scarface, METRO and Homemade Lean Sno Cones: A Trip through Time with Beanie Sigel and Philly Freeway

From Cloverland to Orange Mound: An Interview with Lil Flip and 8Ball & MJG

Photo by Deon Egenti “This year Halloween fell on a weekend,” rapped the late Bushwick Bill in the 1991 Geto Boys smash hit, “Mind Playing Tricks On Me,” and this year marked a manifestation of his words. Sunday, October 31 marked the live concert of Lil Flip and 8Ball & MJG at Bar 5015, where … Continue reading From Cloverland to Orange Mound: An Interview with Lil Flip and 8Ball & MJG

Starting from Scratch: An Interview with Lance Scott Walker

Photo from Lance Scott Walker Hip-Hop in Houston has a very rich history. Houston possesses a special kind of Southern ingenuity一we’ve always been known for doing things ourselves, making something out of nothing, and making sure our voices were heard. From the early days of Radio Personality and Rap Pioneer, MC Wickett Crickett and Houston … Continue reading Starting from Scratch: An Interview with Lance Scott Walker

Acres Homes’ Finest: An Interview with God Body Bingo

Photo by Siddiq It’s July 12th, 2005, and Houston rapper, Slim Thug, has just released his debut album Already Platinum. It was a massive debut that gave the Northside legend major success and catapulted him to be one of the leaders of Houston hip-hop at the time. More importantly, it gave people from his neighborhood, … Continue reading Acres Homes’ Finest: An Interview with God Body Bingo

Let’s Talk About It: Sexual & Pornographic Addictions within the Hip-Hop Industry

Hip-hop exists far beyond the music. The lifestyle of hip-hop as we know it has contributed to some amazing collaborations and innovations within the music industry. But today, I would like to highlight a much bigger, and darker issue that exists within hip-hop- addictions. Addictions come in many forms- drugs, alcohol, and sex. While they … Continue reading Let’s Talk About It: Sexual & Pornographic Addictions within the Hip-Hop Industry